A young woman wakes up among the trash in a fetid alley. The side of her head is burned and red. In the darkness, the chirp of an overhead security aircar and cries of a bloodthirsty mob ignite a single instinct inside her: Run.
The Match Is Struck
Someone dumped her here. To survive the slums of Waytown, she’ll need a strong body, a stronger will and people she can trust.
The Fuse Is Lit
They meant to kill her, and they’ll be looking to finish the job.
The Fire Is Burning
She may not know who she is, but she’ll fight for what she believes and for who she wants to be.
With no money, no memories and injuries she can’t explain, her time is running out. Are they coming for her or are they already here?
Scorched, a romantic thriller set in a dystopian future, follows the mystery of one woman’s struggle to regain her identity against the forces that are desperate to stop her.
Pretty dramatic, eh? If you’re reading this blog, it’s probably because you enjoy military sci-fi/space opera. You’re probably wondering what the hell is Britt Ringel doing writing a romantic thriller in a completely different setting from the TCOTU universe. Well, sometimes a concept burrows its way into your head and demands to be written. Don’t be fooled by the words “romantic thriller.” Yes, there is some boy-meets-girl romance and yes, it’s a thriller but it’s also so many more things. In fact, this book could be classified as Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Paranormal and a lot more.
Frankly, I’m worried about how to label this book because everything fits and nothing fits. Hopefully, when people are done reading it, they’ll be so satisfied with the story that they can forgive me if they think I’ve mislabeled it. Maybe you can tell me under which category it belongs. That is, if you are willing to give an independent author a chance to take you in a different direction. I honestly think you won’t be disappointed.